Medical Device Design Considerations in Special Needs Populations describes the history of assistive technology and medical devices used for individuals with special health care needs. This comprehensive title covers each step of designing a piece of assistive technology or a medical device while keeping the user profile of patients with special needs in mind. Fully supported with case studies of successful devices developed for special needs populations, the book includes content on designing for children with special needs and technology in the classroom. Technologies reviewed include solutions for developmental disability, spinal cord injury, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, ALS, Epilepsy - VNS, and Arthritis.
Patenting, business models and FDA regulatory compliance are also examined and discussed. Attention is given to the development of technology for both developed and developing countries, and for both high tech/low tech devices. Finally, the content also explores the development of prosthetics and orthotics for rehabilitation.
- Presents the challenges related to product development for a device with a small end-user population
- Provides information on the design of devices for conditions that are not homogeneous in their presentation across populations
- Includes the benefits of multidisciplinary research teams in the development of technologies for populations with multiple special health care needs
2. Overview of developmental disabilities
3. Biomedical engineering design process
4. Development of new technologies
5. Rehabilitation and orthotics
6. Identification of new needs
7. Special considerations for children with special health care needs
8. Technology in the classroom
9. Emerging technologies
11. Disease-specific technologies
12. FDA regulatory process for medical devices
13. Case studies
Arkansas Children's Hospital - Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Tara Johnson is a pediatrician in Little Rock, Arkansas and is affiliated with Arkansas Children's Hospital. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice between 6-10 years.
Dr. Manbachi is a faculty member of the Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design within the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University. His interests include research and education in image-guided interventions, including medical device development, x-ray and ultrasound imaging techniques, and therapeutic ultrasound. His work includes mentorship with BME Design Teams as well as close collaboration with clinical experts in Surgery and Radiology at Johns Hopkins.
Amir is an author on ~ 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 patent / disclosure applications and a book entitled "Towards Ultrasound-guided Spinal Fusion Surgery. His interdisciplinary research has been recognized by a number of awards, including University of Toronto's 2015 Inventor of year award, and Ontario Brain Institute 2013 fellowship. Dr. Manbachi has extensive teaching experience, particularly in the field of medical imaging and entrepreneurship both at Hopkins and Toronto, for which he received the University of Toronto's Teaching Excellence award in 2014.